Bryan Karney graduated from the University of British Columbia with a B.A.Sc. degree in 1980 and a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering in 2984. His first academic appointment was at the University of Calgary in 1985 but he has been at the University of Toronto since 1987. Bryan is currently a professor of Civil Engineering and has been the Associate Dean of the Cross-Disciplinary Programs office in the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering since 2006. Bryan is also a principal of HydraTek with more than 30-years experience in providing comprehensive hydraulic and hydraulic transient consulting services on a wide range of fluid systems, including water, wastewater, storm, oil, gas, and jet fuel. Bryan has spoken and written widely on subjects related to water resource systems, energy issues, hydrology, climate change, optimization, engineering education, and engineering ethics. He was Associate Editor for the ASCE's Journal of Hydraulic Engineering from 1993 to 2005 and has been an Associate Editor for IAHR's Journal of Hydraulic Research since 2016. He has written numerous papers and has been awarded a number of teaching and research award.